I Belong To The Band (Bohman / Sörès / Mayne / Van Schouwburg). Sunday 5th March 3:30-6:30pm


An afternoon concert featuring rare performances by two exceptional international improvisation ensembles.

I BELONG TO THE BAND : Adam Bohman, amplified objects / Zsolt Sörès,viola electronics and toys / Oliver Mayne, vibes effects and electronics / Jean Michel Van Schouwburg, voice

Maresuke Okamoto, contrabass ‘cello / Adrian Northover, saxophones / Marcello Magliocchi, percussion

Door 3:30 | music 4pm | entry £5


Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg (1955) is an improvising singer and vocal performer from Waterloo, Belgium. He has developed throat singing, overtone, jodel, mouth sound, falsetto, and multiphonic techniques and invented several unique languages since the nineties. He is working with the trios Sureau with Jean Demey and Kris Vanderstraete, and Trio 876 with Matthias Boss and Marcello Magliocchi; and has recorded albums with Paul Dunmall, John Russell, Lawrence Casserley, Adam Bohman and Marjolaine Charbin.

London-based experimental musician and artist Adam Bohman (1959) has been operating on the outer fringes of underground music for decades. Working with home-built instruments, found objects, tape cut-ups, collages, ink drawings and graphic scores. Favouring acoustic sounds over electronics, he explores the minute tendrils of sounds coaxed from any number of non-musical instruments and objects. He is a member of British experimental groups Morphogenesis, The Bohman Brothers, Secluded Bronte and The London Improvisers Orchestra.

Zsolt Sőrés (1969) is an improvising intuitive musician, experimental sound artist, editor and writer based in Budapest, Hungary. His music characterised by formation strategies and immediate transitions; the use of unstable acoustic systems and continuous sound layers, which can develop towards a sound economy. His recent collaborations in the context of improvised music include performances with Franz Hautzinger, Isabelle Duthoit, Christian Kobi, Christian Skjød, Thanos Chrysakis, Richard Barrett and Richard Scott. /ahadmaster.blogspot.com

Experimental vibraphone, electronics and analogue synthesizer player Oliver Mayne (1971) first encountered improvisation in a duo with a Brazilian pianist whilst living in Nottingham, England, but got more seriously involved in the adventurous side of music after moving to London, attending the weekly improvisation workshops run by Eddie Prévost of legendary British improvisation group AMM. He has been involved in various recordings through the years, including releases on Glitterhouse, Clinical Archives and Aural Terrains.

Okamoto / Northover / Magliocchi

Maresuke Okamoto was born in Tokyo, in 1960. Double bass studies from 1974. He started contrabass solo on Japanese jazz scene in 1982 while
playing on Seikei University Orchestra(classic). In this period he played with lots of famous Japanese improvisers. Mototeru Takagi, Matoharu Yoshizawa, Sabu Toyozumi, Takehisa Kosugi, etc and participated in New Jazz Syndicate (free improvisation group). Currently he performs in the world improvised music scene in collaboration with various musicians, including Audrey Chen, Carlos Zingaro, Emilie Lesbros, Hugues Vincent, Hui-Chun Lin, Ricardo Tejero, Terry Day, Tristan Honsinger, Wolfgang Georgsdorf etc.

Adrian Northover has played and recorded with B Shops for the Poor, The Remote Viewers, Sonicphonics (with Billy Bang), The London Improvisers Orchestra, Ensemble Trip-Tik, Anna Homler, Ricardo Tejero, The Custodians, Sabu Toyozumi, Terry Day, Tristan Honsinger and JJ Duerinckx ,duo CD’s with Adam Bohman, Tasos Stamou, Daniel Thompson and others. Current projects include ‘Hard Evidence’ with John Edwards and Steve Noble, playing the music of Thelonious Monk, Vladimir Miller’s Notes from Underground, ‘Hogcallin’ – a septet playing the music of Charles Mingus, and a trio with Marcio Mattos and Marilza Gouvea.

Musical explorer Marcello Magliocchi has performed and recorded in many and variated musical universes in addressing different languages such as
jazz, the instant composition, live music for silent movies, and more, interacting with the worlds of dance, theatre. Currently its rhythmic timbre research takes the form of sound experiences with musicians from around the world by participating or organizing different ensemble of improvisers, video materials, electronics. Since 1974 has worked in several projects involving some of the most significant musicians in jazz and improvisation, including Mal Waldron, John Tchicai, Peter Kowald, Steve Potts, Joelle Leandre, Evan Parker, Kent Carter and William Parker.


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